The Glen for women approved

Entrance to the site of the approved rehabilitation centre

The award winning and internationally recognised program at The Glen has achieved formal approval to build a 20-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation service at 253 Yarramalong Rd, Wyong Creek.

“This centre will be the first women specific Aboriginal community controlled rehabilitation centre in NSW and it has been a dream of many people for many years,” said The Glen Director, Cheryl Bailey.

The Local Planning Panel approved the development application at its meeting on November 12, following Central Coast Council’s recommendation for approval.

“This is a massive milestone for us and we are excited that we are now one step closer to building this much needed 20-bed service here on the Central Coast,” The Glen Chairperson, Coral Hennessy, said.

The Glen is expecting a large increase in numbers of both men and women asking for help as it heads into the post-Covid world, with an increase in mental health and substance abuse issues due to increased isolation, loneliness and rising unemployment.

“We have a passionate and dedicated team of hard working women who are looking forward to welcoming the first residents into the centre in early 2022,” Hennessy said.

Media release, Nov 16
The Glen